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Forum - Other Charts: Australia - Non ARIA - Half million selling albums in Australia

Hi y'all!

I have recently compiled a list of all of the albums that have sold over half a million copies in Australia.

The list below includes estimates based on accreditations reported since 1990, year end charts, and various sales infos I could gather from Noise11 and Billboard books. I may have forgotten a few albums as catalogue sales and albums from the 70s are much harder to gauge:

PositionTitleActRelease dateEstimates
     
1Bat Out Of HellMeat Loaf19771 760 000
2Whispering JackJohn Farnham19861 705 000
3Brothers In ArmsDire Straits19851 240 000
4ABBA GoldABBA19921 205 000
5Come On OverShania Twain19971 200 000
6ThrillerMichael Jackson19821 140 000
7Jagged Little PillAlanis Morissette19951 130 000
8GreaseSoundtrack19781 120 000
9Greatest HitsQueen19811 115 000
10The Best Of ABBAABBA19751 110 000
11Innocent EyesDelta Goodrem20031 100 000
1221Adele20111 075 000
13Dark Side Of The MoonPink Floyd19731 070 000
14RumoursFleetwood Mac1977980 000
15Born In The USABruce Springsteen1984930 000
16Falling Into YouCéline Dion1996925 000
17ArrivalABBA1976920 000
18Recurring Dream: The Very Best OfCrowded House1996910 000
19ChristmasMichael Bublé2011910 000
20The Very Best Of The EaglesThe Eagles1994905 000
21Back In BlackAC/DC1980900 000
22FunhouseP!nk2008875 000
23The Immaculate CollectionMadonna1990875 000
24Savage GardenSavage Garden1997860 000
25Hot August NightNeil Diamond1972850 000
26Music BoxMariah Carey1993850 000
27MetallicaMetallica1991845 000
28Dirty DancingSoundtrack1987825 000
29The WallPink Floyd1979825 000
30Forrest GumpSoundtrack1994815 000
31Saturday Night FeverSoundtrack1977815 000
321The Beatles2000790 000
33Come Away With MeNorah Jones2002785 000
34I'm Not DeadP!nk2006785 000
35ChiselCold Chisel1991780 000
36Cross Road: The Best Of Bon JoviBon Jovi2010780 000
37Musical Version Of The War Of The WorldsJeff Wayne1978780 000
38The Ultimate CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival1989770 000
39TapestryCarole King1971750 000
40Greatest HitsBruce Springsteen1995740 000
41Yourself Or Someone Like YouMatchbox Twenty1996730 000
42I Dreamed A DreamSusan Boyle2009725 000
43Only By The NightKings Of Leon2008725 000
44The Sound Of WhiteMissy Higgins2004725 000
45Greatest HitsFleetwood Mac1988720 000
46GracelandPaul Simon1986715 000
47DangerousMichael Jackson1991710 000
48Don't AskTina Arena1994710 000
49RemastersLed Zeppelin1990710 000
50Man Of ColoursIcehouse1987700 000
51LegendBob Marley & The Wailers1984695 000
52NevermindNirvana1991685 000
53Get BornJet2003675 000
54The Eminem ShowEminem2002670 000
55Back To BedlamJames Blunt2004660 000
56Symbols / Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin1971660 000
57Forgiven, Not ForgottenThe Corrs1995655 000
58The Best Of Van MorrisonVan Morrison1990670 000
59Hotel CaliforniaThe Eagles1976650 000
60Soul DeepJimmy Barnes1991645 000
61Love Over GoldDire Straits1982640 000
62Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles1967630 000
63The Colour Of My LoveCéline Dion1993630 000
64ABBAABBA1975625 000
65Greatest HitsRobbie Williams2004610 000
66LiveAC/DC1992610 000
67Slippery When WetBon Jovi1986610 000
68Throwing CopperLive1994610 000
69T.N.T.AC/DC1975605 000
70CalifornicationRed Hot Chili Peppers1999600 000
71Michael BubléMichael Bublé2003600 000
72Odyssey Number FivePowderfinger2000600 000
73Essential Michael JacksonMichael Jackson2005595 000
74The Very Best Of Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac2002595 000
75Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975The Eagles1976590 000
76So Far So GoodBryan Adams1993585 000
77Rattle And HumU21988585 000
78Appetite For DestructionGuns N Roses1988580 000
79Best Of 1980-1990U21998580 000
80HIStory: Past, Present & Future - Book 1Michael Jackson1995580 000
81Greatest HitsGuns N Roses2004580 000
82The Truth About LoveP!nk2012580 000
83Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman1988580 000
84AffirmationSavage Garden1999575 000
85Greatest HitsRed Hot Chili Peppers2003575 000
86Greatest Hits IIQueen1991575 000
87The Age Of ReasonJohn Farnham1988575 000
88UnpluggedEric Clapton1992575 000
89KickINXS1987570 000
90Remember Cat StevensCat Stevens1999570 000
91The Very Best Of Elton JohnElton John1990570 000
92HarvestNeil Young1972565 000
9325Adele2015560 000
94The Greatest Hits 1966-1992Neil Diamond1992560 000
95(What's The Story) Morning GloryOasis1995560 000
96Greatest Hits… So Far!!!P!nk2010555 000
97FallenEvanescence2003550 000
98Let GoAvril Lavigne2002545 000
99MTV Unplugged In New YorkNirvana1994540 000
10010, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1Midnight Oil1982535 000
101FeelerPete Murray2003535 000
102Phantom Of The OperaSoundtrack1988535 000
103Wish You Were HerePink Floyd1975535 000
104A Rush Of Blood To The HeadColdplay2002530 000
105Barricades And BrickwallsKasey Chambers2001530 000
106Diesel And DustMidnight Oil1987525 000
107FeverKylie Minogue2001525 000
108TenPearl Jam1991515 000
109The Best Of The DoorsThe Doors1985515 000
110Chain ReactionJohn Farnham1990510 000
111For The Working Class ManJimmy Barnes1985510 000
11230 #1 HitsElvis Presley2002505 000
113BreakawayKelly Clarkson2004505 000
114Like A VirginMadonna1984500 000
115RomanzaAndrea Bocelli1997500 000
116Greatest HitsBon Jovi2010500 000
117XEd Sheeran2014500 000
1181989Taylor Swift2014500 000
119Use Your Illusion IIGuns N Roses1991500 000

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Great!!! Thanks, Innocent_Eyes!
You're welcome Borderwolf Must admit that I had completely forgotten about this thread lol.
Just a question: I've seen in the past two different sources for the 7th platinum for Harvest, one said October 2002, one said March 2010.
On which of these sources is based your estimate?
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Harvest was certified 7 x Platinum in October 2002 even though it does not appear on the ARIA website for some reason.

You can find it on page 29 of the issue 662 available on the Pandora website.

That's why I'm surprised I have been so conservative about it. I have re-calculated my estimations and found 565,000 units.
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